Christophe Vuillez started his career in 1988 at Snecma (now known as Safran’s Group) where he has lead the R&D unit focusing on aerodynamics / CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) following his graduation from the well reputated Ecole Polytechnique and the National School of Aeronautics and Space ( “SUPAERO”). In 1994, he joined Total Group to take part in the development of Leuna’s refinery (Germany) as the head of Operations Department. From 2006, he held various positions within the Refining & Marketing branch of the French based company. Among his activities, Christophe Vuillez conducted studies and preparatory work for the “Upgrader project” in Calgary (Canada), he was also responsible for “Structures division” within the Strategy direction of the branch, and finally worked on “Refining Asia” projects in China for the Asia Pacific division with Total. In 2016, Christophe Vuillez was appointed Director Development Strategy Research and integrates the Executive Committee of the Refining & Chemicals business.